Published: June 15, 2016
As a first-time tandem skydiver, you might not know how to answer that question with much more than a passionate insistence that you want to see what it's like. You know what? That's great. We love that answer!
As sport skydivers, we get the opportunity to answer that question a lot. If we're in the mood, the asker had better be ready for a long-winded answer.
Why? Because skydivers love jumping. We love it so much. We have as many reasons to skydive as we have stickers on our skydiving helmets (spoiler: that's a lot) and we're more than happy to share them with you. Here are a few of the highlights.
Learning how to fly through the air with the greatest of ease is one of the most satisfying athletic progressions imaginable. The art of bodyflight magically combines elements of strength training, gymnastics, martial arts, endurance and adventure in a single package. Learning how to skydive well has a riveting tendency to make you better at lots of other stuff. You'll see.
The sky isn't the limit: it's just another place to call home. All you have to do is claim it.
Pushing your limits means growth. Very specifically: working through and remaining proactively engaged while managing risk makes you a stronger athlete, relationship partner, colleague and community member. Challenging? Yes. But we know you're up for it.
You might not see this one coming, but be warned: there's something else waiting for you, and it's us. The camaraderie of the skydiving community is second to none. Once you start jumping, you're going to be surrounded by a new social group the likes of which you've never experienced.
We come from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, from all nations and livelihoods and proclivities and temperaments, but we're as cohesive as a bunch of siblings. The friendships we routinely forge on the dropzone are more fulfilling and intense than those we've formed anywhere else--in school, in the military, in church, at work--anywhere. You'll have to see for yourself. Really.
With all that to recommend it, let us humbly suggest this: changing the question.
"Why skydive?" Oh, no. That's not it at all.
"Why not skydive?" Now we're talking. You've got everything to gain by joining us in the sky--and we're waiting to invite you into our tribe!
If you're ready to experience skydiving in Tennessee first-hand, book your skydive online today with Chattanooga Skydiving Company or give us a call if you'd like to speak to the team. We look forward to sharing our love of flying with you!
"I couldn't have imagined a better first jump! Will definitely be back again soon!"
» Nicolette A.